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UCLA Bruins vs. USC Trojans - 11/19/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

USC Trojans (7-3) at UCLA Bruins (4-6)
Date & Time Saturday November 19, 2016, 10:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: UCLA Bruins +12 -- Over/Under:
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CFB | USC Trojans (7-3) at UCLA Bruins (4-6)

The USC Trojans will travel to play the UCLA Bruins in a PAC-12 college football game on Saturday.

The UCLA Bruins are 4-6 (2-5) this season after beating Oregon State by a score of 38-24 in their last game. UCLA has lost 4 of their last 5 games and is currently tied for 4th in the PAC-12 South standings. The UCLA offense is averaging 27.5 points per game with 87.2 rushing yards and 316 passing yards per game. Mike Fafaul is completing 54.5% of his passes for 1245 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for Arizona. Soso Jamabo has rushed for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Bolu Olorunfunmi has added 254 yards and 4 scores for the Bruins. Darren Andrews has caught 49 passes for 647 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Jordan Lasley has added 34 catches for 475 yards and 3 touchdowns for UCLA. The UCLA defense is giving up 25.8 points per game with 160.3 rushing yards and 195.8 passing yards per game. Jayon Brown has led the Bruins defense with 97 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, and 2 interceptions, while Kenny Young has added 72 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, and 1 interception. JJ Molson has gone 11-18 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.

The USC Trojans are 7-3 (6-2) this season after beating Washington by a score of 26-13 in their last game. USC has won their last 6 games and is currently 2nd in the PAC-12 South standings. The USC offense is averaging 31.4 points per game with 202 rushing yards and 266.8 passing yards per game. Sam Darnold is completing 68.1% of his passes for 2161 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions for USC. Ronald Jones has rushed for 772 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Justin Davis has rushed for 480 yards and 2 scores for the Trojans. JuJu Smith-Schuster has caught 51 passes for 682 yards and 8 touchdowns, while Darreus Rogers has added 44 catches for 571 yards and 3 scores for USC. The USC defense is giving up 22.5 points per game with 139.5 rushing yards and 223.9 passing yards per game. Cameron Smith has led the Trojans defense with 66 tackles, 6 tackles for loss, and 1 sack, while Adoree Jackson has added 45 tackles and 4 interceptions. Matt Boermeester has gone 11-16 on field goals, with a long of 49 yards.

USC is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 conference games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 6-0 in USC’s last 6 games. UCLA is 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following an ATS win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 November games. The over is 4-1 in UCLA’s last 5 home games. The under is 8-1-1 in these two teams last 10 meetings.

USC is coming off of one of the biggest wins of the entire season, while UCLA limps into this game missing their starting quarterback. USC has been on a roll in their last 6 games and has been very consistent on both sides of the ball. UCLA has struggled on offense, but will be at home for this game. With USC coming off of their big win, I think they will continue to roll here. 

USC Trojans -12

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